Ander Herrera has mixed feelings about Manchester United’s defeat by Wolves in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup because he reached a personal milestone by playing in the match.
United were soundly beaten at Molineux as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered the first irreversible defeat of his time in charge of the club.
Solskjaer had previously presided over losses to PSG in the Champions League and Arsenal in the Premier League but United went on to progress in Europe and they also remain in a strong position in the hunt for a top-four spot.
Herrera struggled on his comeback appearance after almost a month out with a hamstring injury and he took to Instagram on Sunday morning to address the defeat.
“In spite of the disappointing result last night, I am happy to be back on the pitch and to reach my 400th official game,” the Basque wrote.
Nearly half of Herrera’s 400 career appearances have come in United red. He has turned out 185 times for the Old Trafford club since becoming Louis van Gaal’s first signing in the summer of 2014.
Speaking after the defeat by Wolves, Solskjaer said United will bounce back after the international break.
“We’re ready to go again after internationals,” Solskjaer replied when asked what his message would be to United fans after back-to-back defeats.
“Man United in April and May, always find our form, we can’t wait for the challenge for this and big nights like when Barcelona come, we’ve got so many highlights to look forward to.
“The players? Don’t worry about their attitude because when they come back again we’ll give it a good go.”